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Europe's 'First Travel Guide' Stolen

12-century Codex Calixtinus goes missing from Spanish cathedral

(Newser) - Modern technology didn't prevent the theft of a priceless 12th-century manuscript from a Spanish cathedral. The Codex Calixtinus—known as "Europe's oldest travel guide" because it contained a guide to walking routes for pilgrims—is believed to have been stolen by professional thieves from an safe in... More »

FBI Recovers 'Good Earth' Manuscript

Original typed draft of Pearl Buck's novel was missing since 1966

(Newser) - The manuscript of Pearl S. Buck's "The Good Earth" has turned up at a Philadelphia auction house, having gone missing in 1966. The FBI was called in after the daughter of one of the author's secretaries tried to put it for sale, the AP reports. Buck died in1973, believing... More »

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